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Mega-church leader Joaquin Garcia arrested for major sex trafficking crimes

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One of those “sealed” indictments?



Mega-church leader Joaquin Garcia arrested for major sex trafficking crimes

By: Oscar Flores, FOX 11
Posted: Jun 04, 2019 11:24 PM PDT
Updated: Jun 05, 2019 02:19 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11) - He is the leader of La Luz Del Mundo church but now, Joaquin Garcia is behind bars accused of human trafficking and much more.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced on Tuesday that mega-church leader Joaquin Garcia and others associated with him face charges of human trafficking, production of child pornography, forcible rape of a minor, among other felonies.

STORY UPDATE: Mega-church denies sex trafficking crime allegations against leader Joaquin Garcia


Becerra says Garcia committed the crimes between 2015 and 2018 while leading La Luz Del Mundo, an international religious organization headquartered in Mexico with over one million followers reported worldwide.

In the criminal complaint, it is alleged that García and his "co-defendants" allegedly coerced victims into performing sexual acts by telling them that if they went against any of his desires or wishes as "the Apostle," that they were going against God.

A copy of the criminal complaint is available on the California Attorney General's website.

The other individuals named in the complaint are Alondra Ocampo, Azalea Rangel Melendez, and Susana Medina Oaxaca, all of whom are affiliated with La Luz Del Mundo. In addition to García, Alondra Ocampo and Susana Medina Oaxaca were also arrested.

An arrest warrant has also been issued for Azalea Rangel Melendez, who is currently at large.

Anyone who believed they may have been a victim of sexual abuse or have information about incidents of sexual misconduct related to anyone who may be involved in this case is asked to call 323-765-2100 or you can file a complaint online here.

Garcia's bail was set at $25 million.

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In the criminal complaint, it is alleged that García and his "co-defendants" allegedly coerced victims into performing sexual acts by telling them that if they went against any of his desires or wishes as "the Apostle," that they were going against God.
In a way, the people are guilty too, for being so F*****G gullible ! :gracious:
 

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Supposed christians involved in abusing children, sadly its not even remotely surprising.
Not too much of anything is surprising anymore. The boundaries of evil grow by the day.
 

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In a way, the people are guilty too, for being so F*****G gullible!
I would not call it "gullible" I'd call it manipulated as in a form of Stockholm Syndrome: Taking power and influence as an authority figure over time, a relationship. It does not have to be under intense threat of violence as the original bank robbers in Stockholm, Sweden.
WACO, Texas, and The Jonestown Massacre are forms of Stockholm Syndrome.
None were physically captive but mentally and emotionally trapped.
 

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i know, i'm beginning to see a pattern, but, in the end, we're just too docile anymore

not all of US, just enough of us to make it painfully clear, they ain't going away but, there aren't as many of 'them' as we're being led to believe

just saying i agree


and this church guy?

i wonder if he knows john of god? or oprah?
 

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i know, i'm beginning to see a pattern, but, in the end, we're just too docile anymore
They waited until the men born in the early 1940's got to old and feeble to do anything about it. All folks like Walt and myself can do now is to protect our turf. Gone are the days when we were able to hoof-it 5 miles with a 150 lb pack.